New Jersey Ignition Interlock Information

In the state of New Jersey, an ignition interlock device (IID) may be required for all alcohol-related Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions. The offender is responsible for all costs associated with the IID.

In the case of a first offense DUI in New Jersey, the offender’s license will be suspended for three months to one year depending on their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). Upon discretion of the judge, the offender may be required to install an IID. To obtain their license, the offender must pay all applicable fees, serve 12-48 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, serve up to 30 days in prison and complete an alcohol screening and evaluation program.

If the offender’s BAC was 0.15 or above, they will be required to complete the above in addition to installing an IID during license suspension and up to a year following restoration.

In the case of a second offense DUI in New Jersey within ten years, the offender’s license will be suspended for two years. Upon discretion of the judge, the offender may be required to install an IID. To obtain their license, the offender must pay all applicable fees, complete 30 days of community service, serve 12-48 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, serve a prison sentence of up to 90 days, complete an alcohol screening and evaluation program and install an IID during license suspension and for one to three years following restoration.

In the case of a third or subsequent offense DUI in New Jersey within ten years of their second offense or have four or more alcohol offenses on their record, the offender’s license will be suspended for ten years. Upon discretion of the judge, the offender may be required to install an IID. To obtain their license, the offender must pay all applicable fees, complete up to 90 days of community service, serve 12-48 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, serve a prison sentence of up to 180 days, complete an alcohol screening and evaluation program and install an IID during license suspension and for one to three years following restoration.

Any person convicted of an alcohol related traffic offense in New Jersey or while driving in another state, but holding a New Jersey driver’s license, must participate in a program at an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center (IDRC) as part of the Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP). Failure to comply with satisfactory participation will result in further license suspension and possible jail time.

New Jersey has an IDRC in each county for first and third-time offenders and three regional centers for second-time offenders. In addition to the program fees for IDP by offenses listed above, other related charges may include a $100 attendance fee and a $100 license restoration fee.

An Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP) FAQ can be found here.

Each case may vary depending on the details of your offense or court order. If you have questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at (877) 275-3974.

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